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Aug 20, 2013 6:00pm PDT
this eight years, george bush held 40 such events, despite welcoming the array of champs mr. obama never forgets his personal loyalties. he attend ed the 2010 opening day for the washington nationals and donned a white sox cap to throw out the first pitch, more lob than fastball. >> even though the team he is honoring isn't from chicago, even if he beat chicago, president is not shy about mentioning that he wasn't on rooting for the team that won; that he was rooting for his hometown teams. >> at today's celebration of the miami dolphins, the president had to make a painful acknowledgment about his beloved "chicago" bears. >> i hosted the bears in the south lawn. they missed their chance to have a visit and i called them the greatest team ever but i mean, take it with a grain of salt. [laughter] >> of course american presidents have a long tradition of paying attention to sports. news hour political editor christina belatoni. >> george bush was part owner in the texas rangers franchise and he would be seen going to the game and talk about the game. it goes back further than that. her bet
Jul 31, 2013 6:00pm PDT
of the office of legal counsel in the justice department during the george w. bush administration. welcome to both of you. >> thank you. >> james bamford, we heard earlier this gwen's discussion about new revelations what, do you think of those and what do they tell us about this role of the fisa court? >> these new revelations are really an expansive look at a much more expansive eavesdropping capability. we looked before at the telephone and the e-mail. now, this is pretty much the internet. and it's very worrisome in the sense that people when they communicate on the internet are communicating basically their thoughts, their deepest thoughts in their minds a lot of times. their thoughts sometimes that they don't want to share with anybody else. if you have this megacollection that's going oagain, it raises will the question of what oversight is there and what checks and balances are there? we didn't see there were very many checks and balances on the other systems. and maybe the same thing applies here. >> brown: we'll walk through some of those issues, but first, generally, what's your
Aug 1, 2013 3:00pm PDT
during george w. bush's administration. and julian zelizer. he's a princeton university professor of history and public affairs, and is the author of a book on the politics of national security. secretary chertoff, it's been said that director mueller had to oversee the transformation of the f.b.i. from a crime-fighting agent city to a national security one. in practical term what is did that mean? what had to change at the f.b.i.? >> well, of course, the f.b.i. continues to be a crime fighting mission but intelligence and prevention have to be equal priorities with prosecuting and punishing crimes after that they occur and that meant creating a career path that will foster the development of an intelligence capability. it meant to some degree centralizing the activities of what used to be a widely decentralized agency so you could have a coordinated approach to dealing with counterterrorism and perhaps most important it meant taking the f.b.i. overseas, putting them into the field, getting them involved, working side by side with our men in uniform and women in uniform to collect
Aug 6, 2013 3:00pm PDT
published today in the "journal of the american medical association." former president george w. bush underwent a successful heart procedure today in texas. doctors at a dallas hospital placed a stent in a blocked artery. the blockage was discovered on monday during the former president's annual physical. mr. bush is 67 years old. he's expected to be released tomorrow. president obama has renewed his push for mortgage reform. in phoenix today, the president called for phasing out fannie mae and freddie mac, the government-backed mortgage giants. he said taxpayers should not have to suffer when lenders make poor decisions. >> we've got to encourage the pursuit of profit but' era of expecting a bailout after you pursue your profit and you don't manage your risk well, well, that puts the whole country at risk. we're ending those days. we're not going to do that anymore. ( applause ) >> reporter: the president said he wants the private sector to assume most of the risk while continuing to offer the popular 30-year mortgage. wall street gave up ground today over warnings of weaker profits.
Aug 14, 2013 3:00pm PDT
and barry goldwater, to the 2000 election between george w. bush and al gore, jack germond didn't miss a single one. he got his start reporting on national politics for gannett newspapers in 1961, rising to become washington bureau chief. in 1974 he joined the washington star, launching a column with jules witcover. the two moved to the baltimore sun after the star folded. the pair also wrote four books about presidential elections. germond was among the journalists portrayed in timothy crouse's "boys on the bus," written about the press coverage of the 1972 presidential campaign. crouse described germond as a little cannonball of a man, 44 years old, with a fresh, leprechaunish face, a fringe of white hair around his bald head, and a pugnacious, hands-on-hip manner of talking. many americans would become familiar with germond's cantankerous style from his television appearances, including "the mclaughlin group," where he was a regular panelist. in 2000, germond sat down with former "newshour" correspondent terry smith to discuss how covering political campaigns had changed over the ye
Aug 28, 2013 3:00pm PDT
-- george w. bush-- was unable to attend today, as he recovers from a recent heart procedure. instead, he issued a statement saying: the moment that dr. king delivered his famous address-- with the appeal to "let freedom ring"-- was marked by a bell- ringing ceremony. that set the stage for the first african american president, who said the struggle for economic opportunity remains the nation's great unfinished business, but he voiced hope. there's a reason why so many who marched that day, and in the days to come, were young-- for the young are unconstrained by habits of fear, by the conventions of what is. they dared to dream differently, to imagine something better. and i am convinced that same imagination, the same hunger of purpose, stirs in this generation. we may not face the same dangers of 1963, but the fierce urgency of now remains. we may never duplicate the swelling crowds and dazzling procession of that day so long ago-- no one can match king's brilliance but the same flame can light the heart of all who are willing to take a first step towards justice. i know that flame rema
Aug 7, 2013 6:00pm PDT
by president george h.w. bush. the civil rights measure made it illegal to discriminate against people with disabilities, including by unnecessarily forcing them to live in segregated settings in order to access government services. but the states, who have much of the responsibility to provide care for those with disabilities, moved slowly to comply. that's because of limited funds and-- what experts say-- is a lingering bias. jennifer mathis, director of programs at the bazelon center for mental health law in washington. >> change is hard. because you have years and years of service systems that were premised on a different vision about the capabilities of people with disabilities that didn't envision people with disabilities as living regular lives the same kinds of lives that the rest of us, having families, having jobs. >> reporter: so even after the a.d.a. became law, many people with disabilities were not being moved by the states out of large institutions and into homes and community-based programs. in response, in 1999, the supreme court handed down the "olmstead decision," re
Aug 12, 2013 3:00pm PDT
school and former special counsel to president george h.w. bush. welcome to you both to the newshour. mary price, let me start with you. you think these changes are good ideas. why? : absolutely. our criminal justice system has become addicted to solving our social and public safety problems with incarceration. today eric holder said the department recognizes that and says that we have to step away from using those kinds of policies. we can't incarcerate our way to public safety nor given the inequities, as we pointed out, should we do that. so i think it's significant that what he's saying with more flexibility in sentencing we can be safer and i think that's very important and something we need. >> woodruff: your argument is that this is less crime? >> our argument is that we're locking up too many of the wrong kind of people for too long for the wrong kinds of crimes. certainly -- i mean people who we are afraid of, people who are committing serious crimes, they ought to be incarcerated. we need to be kept safe. but as you pointed out, half of the people we're incarcerating are in
Aug 22, 2013 3:00pm PDT
george h.w. bush. and here's part of the call from the influential southern baptist evangelist, billy graham: >> woodruff: that same night, president nixon spoke with defense secretary elliot richardson, whom he had just announced would become acting attorney general. in the speech, mr. nixon had said richardson would have full authority to name a special prosecutor to investigate the watergate affair, but on the phone, there was a different message. >> woodruff: a few weeks later, richardson appointed law professor archibald cox to be special prosecutor. here now to help us understand some of the historical context, we turn to veteran journalist and author marvin kalb who covered the watergate scandal. he is a senior adviser at the pulitzer center. and ken hughes. he studies recordings from the nixon presidency at the university of virginia's miller center. gentlemen, welcome to you both. marvin kalb, let me start with you. this is a tough day for president nixon. he had just asked his two top aides in the white house to leave-- h.r. halder man, and john ehrlichman. he had fired john
Aug 30, 2013 6:00pm PDT
, george herbert walker bush was president of the united states, jim baker was secretary of state, and they debating going in driving saddam hussein from qu wait where back to baghdad. it won the support of 31 nations. it won the supportave democratic congress. it won the support of united nations, and it won the summit of the american people overwhelmingly. sp that is the way to do it. just because presidents have tried to short circuit it from grenada to iraq now to syria since, if anything that's a modeled for failure, judy. >> woodruff: should-- >> i would say, i'd be in favor of going to the congress. i do agree with that. i have no problem with that and i think this case is actually kind of similar to the iraq war of 1991 in that it was a clear violation of international norms. i'm not sure i'd want to wait for the whole process to play out before we did anything and the war powers act allows for this because that really does look like it delays our reaction so distantly from the atrocity. >> woodruff: but what about mark's point about having a-- more of a coalition, having
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